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Over the next several days you will be able to read about Former Hoover Buc Baseball players that are currently playing baseball at the next level.  There are 14 former players across 13 different colleges/organizations from Hoover High School that are still playing baseball.  We will highlight these former players by class, continuing today with the 2014 class featuring Cavan Breland, Stephen Dobbs, Ian Kirk and Billy Reed.

Cavan Brelandbreland millsapps

Breland is an everyday starter on the infield at Millsaps College, where he is hitting .273 with 1 double, 3 triples, has scored 15 runs and driven in 8.  Breland is also sporting a perfect fielding percentage with 0 errors in 70 chances. Breland broke out in his sophomore campaign where he took over everyday duties at third base, starting 39 of 41 games played for the Majors. He hit lead off most of the year, posting a .286 average with 4 doubles, 1 triple, scored 24 runs and stole 13 bases.

Click here for Millsaps Baseball Schedule, and here for Millsaps Baseball Stats to keep up with Breland.

Hoover High School

Cavan excelled both on and off the field at Hoover. On the field as the ultimate utility player with the ability to play almost any position and off the field was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, and a member of the Honor Roll.

Cavan Breland Hoover Career Stats (click to expand)breland stats

 

 

Stephen Dobbsdobbs uab

Dobbs has made an immediate impact for the UAB Blazers in his junior year after transferring from Wallace-Hanceville, earning the job as the starting catcher. Dobbs is currently 3rd on the team in hitting with a .286 average, a triple and 10 RBI.

Click here for UAB Baseball Schedule, and here for UAB Baseball Stats to keep up with Dobbs.

2015-16 (Wallace-Hanceville)dobbs wallace

Dobbs spent 2 seasons at Wallace Hanceville where he rotated between catcher and third base. He was named to the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 All-Tournament Team in 2016 where he hit .365 with three home runs, 41 RBI and 15 doubles.

Hoover High School

Dobbs had an extremely productive High School Career, even with his senior year being cut short with an ACL injury in the first game of the year.  He was a leader both on and off the field and acted as a de-facto coach in the dugout during games, and in practices.

Dobbs Hoover Career Stats (click to expand)

DOBBS STATS

 

Ian Kirkkirk cacc

Ian is off to a good start to his red-shirt sophomore campaign at Central Alabama Community College (CACC), after missing 2016 with a shoulder injury.  He is currently hitting .303 with 3 doubles, 12 RBI, and is leading the team in at bats (89), runs (16) walks (12) and stolen bases (9).  He had a solid freshman year but missed his sophomore year due to injury.

Click here for CACC Baseball Schedule, and here for CACC Baseball Stats to keep up with Kirk.

Hoover High School

Kirk had a very impressive high school career where he hit lead off for most of his career and played an incredible centerfield. He was the Hoover career leader with 60 stolen bases and 2nd in official at bats with 309.

Ian Kirk Hoover Career Stats (click to expand):

kirk stats

Top 10 Single Season Hoover Records held by Ian Kirk
Record Place Number Year
Official At Bats 5th 157 2014
Official At Bats Tied for 6th 150 2013
Stolen Bases 2nd 36 2013
Stolen Bases Tied for 5th 24 2014
Triples Tied for 4th 4 2013

 

 

Billy Reedbilly wallace

Billy has also started his redshirt-sophomore campaign off blazing hot at Wallace State Community College-Hanceville.  He is currently hitting .342 with 21 runs, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 13 RBI and 4 stolen bases.  He had a very successful freshman year before redshirting his sophomore year.

Click here for WHCC Baseball Schedule, and here for WHCC Baseball Stats to keep up with Billy Reed.

Hoover High Schoolbilly reed wallace

Billy had a great career at Hoover where he played several different positions at an elite level, mainly catching but also seeing time as a middle infielder and outfielder.  He was a spark plugs on the base paths and was known as one of the best defensive catchers in the state.

Billy Reed Hoover Career Stats (click to expand)billy reed stats

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